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Low Water Leads to New Hazards 
The OSMB has issued a timely advisory to boaters regarding low water levels. As the levels drop, channels narrow and hazards, easily avoidable some weeks ago, may now pose a real threat. It’s time to boat with caution, as the Oregonian explains: http://www.oregonlive.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2016/07/boaters_beware_low_water_level.html#incart_river_index

Safer Paddling Videos Complete 
A partnership including Canoe & Kayak magazine and the U.S. Coast Guard has produced an eight-part video series on paddling safety. You can find the series on YouTube, starting with this one [thanks to MariAnn McKenzie at OSMB for the news]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e0WlXgNGDg&feature=youtu.be

Petition Against Elliott State Forest Sale 
You have probably read in the news that the state is looking to sell Elliott State Forest. While opinions are mixed regarding the sale, if you oppose it you might want to know about this petition at Change.org: https://www.change.org/p/oregon-governor-do-not-sale-elliott-state-forest-in-oregon

North Fork Rogue Photo Gallery 
If you missed it, the Statesman ran some nice photos of a kayak run on the North Fork of the Rogue River: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/picture-gallery/travel/outdoors/2016/07/26/north-fork-rogue-river-kayaking/87584186/

Waldo Lake Photo Gallery 
Flat water fans were also addressed with the Statesman’s photos of a Waldo Lake adventure: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/picture-gallery/travel/outdoors/2016/07/20/waldo-lake/87362370/

 

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